MSI’s RTX 2080 Ti Gaming Z Trio is the first GPU to offer 16Gbps memory

MSI's RTX 2080 Ti Gaming Z Trio is the first GPU to offer 16Gbps memory

MSI’s RTX 2080 Ti Gaming Z Trio is the first GPU to offer 16Gbps memory

MSI has added to its website what could be its most powerful RTX 2080 Ti graphics card to date, delivering gamers 16Gbps GDDR6 memory, an industry first, offering users more than 14% more memory bandwidth than before. This graphics card is MSI’s RTX 2080 Ti Gaming Z Trio. This GPU listing was first spotted by Videocardz. 

Today, several things can limit GPU performance, be it memory bandwidth, core clock speeds or the individual execution units which underly each graphical architecture. These limitations will change on a game-by-game basis and will vary across each section of a given product stack. In today’s market, memory bandwidth can be a substantial limiting factor for specific hardware configurations. 

With Nvidia’s GTX 1660 Super, all that Nvidia changed was the graphics card’s memory configuration. GDDR5 was replaced with GDDR6, and with that change alone, Nvidia delivered GTX 1660 Ti performance levels with a graphics card with a significantly weaker GPU core in most modern games. On the high-end, this could also hold true with the RTX 2080 Ti, especially at ultra-high resolutions like 4K.  

Faster GDDR6 memory has the potential to deliver notable performance increases with Nvidia’s RTX 2080 Ti, making the move to 16Gbps GDDR6 memory a solid move for Nvidia. With the RTX 2080 Super, Nvidia delivered substantial performance increases by shifting to 15.5Gbps memory, and similar results could be achieved with MSI’s RTX 2080 Ti Gaming Z Trio. 

While this isn’t MSI’s fastest RTX 2080 Ti in terms of core clock speed, MSI’s faster memory speeds could deliver gamers a notable performance advantage in modern games. Even MSI’s TX 2080 Ti Lighting Z ships with 14Gbps GDDR6 memory modules. 

 
  MSI RTX 2080 Ti Gaming Z Trio Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti (FE)
Architecture Turing Turing
CUDA Cores 4,352 4,352
Base Clock
1350MHz
Boost Clock 1755MHz 1635MHz
Memory Type GDDR6 GDDR6
Memory Capacity 11GB 11GB
Memory Speed 16Gbps 14Gbps
Memory Bandwidth 704GB/s 616GB/s
Memory Bus Size 352-bit 352-bit
SLI NVLINK NVLink

MSI's RTX 2080 Ti Gaming Z Trio is the first GPU to offer 16Gbps memory  
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